Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy Monday - BBTB Challenge and Hop

Gavin (my youngest little guy - he just turned 4) shared with me while we were cuddling Sunday night that Monday is he favorite day - oh really I said, why? I have to admit that I was thinking - oh you look forward to the BBTB2 reveals too? LOL! No he looks forward to Monday (as explained in his little 4-year-old way) because it's a Mommy day. My oldest 2 head off to school all day on Monday's and it has become our day to snuggle, play games, run errands and usually have a special lunch - just the 2 of us!

So what day of the week do you look forward to? I have to admit I too look forward to Monday's (I do enjoy my time with my little man) but it's also the day that the BBTB2 team gets to reveal what we have been working on all week!

This week was a super fun week because we were working with a sponsor - Expressions Vinyl (www.expressionsvinyl.com)! Can I just say WOW their vinyl is amazing! I was sent several colors of vinyl in the matte finish - and I have never worked with matte vinyl before and I am in love! I will definitely be placing an order - so if you are looking for amazing vinyl at a great price with great service - check them out!

Along with the vinyl I was the "hostess" this weekat BBTB2 so I picked out the cut a few weeks ago which came from the Child's First Year cartridge (loving this cartridge!) - it's the valentine boy and girl cut - this cut caught my eye since Valentine's Day is just around the corner and also because the first Valentine's Day that my husband and I shared he purchased me a picture of a little boy and girl holding hands that says "always and forever" - it still hangs in our house and I love it just as much today as I did when I received it!

Also, you might have read that I am a "bit under the weather" this week so Heather was sweet and gave the intro for me on the BBTB2 blog since I am on some major pain meds! At the first of last week, I took a fall down my driveway and I am on some serious pain meds because I have chronic back problems which causes me issues from time to time - and taking a fall - well it set me back a bit. Anyway, I am starting to feel better and am on the mend.

So back to the cut - I decided to use the cut on the front of an altered pineapple can that will be used as a gift to hold little valentine treats. I just love finding a new purpose for something that was just going to get tossed!

The little silhouette boy and girl was cut using matte brown vinyl that you can purchase from Expressions Vinyl.

Here's a look at my project:




The Heart was cut from a cut file that I shared last wednesday (be sure to stop by this week for some more freebies!) and angel wings were cut from the Indie Solutions Cartridge (in case you are looking for those). The pattern paper is from Pink Paislee! Gotta love pretty papers!


I also have a little card to share today that I will be sending out to a friend of mine that is going through some tough things right now :( This little stamp is a Penny Black stamp that I colored using my copic markers - I hate to admit it but I think I am finding that I have a slight addiction to copic markers! The sentiment stamp is from the {Stamps} of Life by Stephanie Barnard (if you are not a member you need to check these out - they are oh so cute and such a super deal!)

Here's a look at my little card:



Well I hope you are off to a super week everyone! Enjoy your Monday and be sure to stop back by my blog on Wednesday for another freebie!




8 comments:

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Oh my that is super sweet what your little man said! The can is adorable too!

Creative Momma said...

So sorry to hear you're not feeling well...sending you warm wishes for a speedy recovery....just relax with your little guy...he sounds adorable...
Fabulous little altered can by the way...this is just too cute
hugs
marina

DonnaMundinger said...

Thanks for the great challenge this week, Jen! So sorry you took such a bad fall. Get better SOON! sounds like a perfect Monday for it. Love your project! So fun when recycling turns out as cute as this. I know what you mean about the Copics too. Now I find myself buying stams just to use them. I always did love to color. Adorable card. Your friend will love it! xxD

Renee' Dezember said...

Gavin is so cute! Enjoy your day...that little can is ADORABLE! Hope your back starts feeling better real soon!

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Jen,
This is super cute...I love the colors...Gavin is 4 right? Just like Aiden...They love to cuddle with Mommy....Hope you feel better...Krista

Dora said...

aww, how adorable is Gavin? That has to make you look forward to Monday. Feel better, hon!

Heather said...

I'm so glad you're feeling a bit better. Thank you for choosing this cut. If it hadn't been for you, I probably would have waited a LONG time before I got this cart. I'm so glad I have it because I just LOVE it!! Your project is just darling. I LOVE the wings on the heart....so cute!!

dougnat said...

so sorry about your back girl...take care of yourself!